The world is waiting for 6 nuclear tests of North Korea. More than a month after officials from the U.S. and South Korea have publicly stated that North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear strike, and almost 2 weeks have passed, as analysts said that the only nuclear test site of North Korea - Pungere - was "prepared and ready", no detonation occurred.
Every nuclear or missile test by North Korea is approaching its stated objective of creating nuclear weapons that can be mounted on a missile capable of reaching the United States.
"I think it's safe to say that at some point they will conduct a sixth nuclear test, said Jean Lee, global fellow, Wilson Center and lecturer in North Korean studies. "But they very carefully select the time and really take into account a number of factors." US official said Tuesday that the military has seen significant activity at the nuclear test site in North Korea in Pungere. The official said that this activity assumes that a nuclear test is imminent.
Recently, North Korea conducted a failed rocket launch on April 16, the day after the Day of the Sun, the most important holiday of the country. The first missile test after the inauguration of US President Donald trump was when he met with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in February.
According to analysts, preparing a nuclear facility, and then hold it on the test, North Korea keeps the world on pins and needles. "Part of what they want to do is get on the radars of Donald trump and world leaders. And they did," said Lee. The ultimate goal of Pyongyang are clear: a nuclear weapon that could reach the United States.
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